Archive for the ‘Windows Phone’ Category
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
The Nokia Lumia 520 was the most popular Windows Phone ever, offering decent specifications and the fluid Windows Phone OS at a very attractive price point. This week Microsoft announced the successor to that phone, the Lumia 530, which will seek improve on that winning formula.
The phone will include a 4-inch 854 x 480 display, a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor running at 1.2 GHz, half a gigabyte of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. A 5-megapixel camera is on the back, but there’s no front-facer. The software on board is the very latest from Microsoft, Windows Phone 8.1, which includes access to Cortana, the WordFlow swiping keyboard and improved Bluetooth low-energy support.
We’ll be stocking the Lumia 530 here at Mobile Fun, completely SIM-free and unlocked. To place your pre-order or view additional information about the phone, please visit the sim-free product page linked below.
You can also check out our full range of accessories for the phone. We’re planning on adding cases, chargers, docks and all kinds of other accessories over the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information on that front.
Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let us know what you think of the phone in the comments below!
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Today we’re going to have a look at five of the best cases for the Nokia Lumia 930. Let’s get right into the recommendations.
5. ArmourDillo Hybrid Nokia Lumia 930 Protective Case
If you’re looking for a strong protective case for your 930, then this one from ArmourDillo is recommended. The case has a thick rigid shell which provides considerable drop and scratch protection. The case has a stand built into its back, perfect for watching videos or playing games.
4. Adarga Nokia Lumia 930 Wallet Case
This Adarga Wallet Case is a stylish option, which allows you to keep your cash and cards with your phone in one easy package. This wallet case is made from synthetic materials and has a thin design, so you can still easily fit the phone in your pocket.
3. OtterBox Defender Series
The Defender is a higher class of protective cover for the Nokia Lumia 930, providing three layers of protection. A two-piece polycarbonate interior provides rigidity and strength, while an outer rubber cover adds shock and impact protection. There’s also a built-in thermal formed screen protector with a fingerprint resistant coating. A great choice if you’re looking for a premium hard case.
2. Official Nokia Lumia 930 Cover Case
Your Lumia 930 will be well covered with this Official Cover Case, made by Nokia themselves. The case has a simple but stylish design, with a solidly coloured front cover protecting your screen and similar coverage on the back, save for a circular camera cutout. The case is available in three colours: orange, black and green.
1. FlexiShield Gel Case
Our winner today is the humble FlexiShield, a case that we’ve been recommending for some time and is one of the leading sellers at Mobile Fun. The case has a simple and effective design, with a gel material providing flexibility, grip and moderate protection from scratches and knocks. The case is highly affordable and available in four colours: smoke black, black, hot pink and purple.
That’s all for now folks! Be sure to let me know what you think of these suggestions in the comments below, and if you have any questions you can reach us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks and have a good one!
Monday, July 14th, 2014
5. Adarga Folio Book Case
These stylish folio cases from Adarga are coming soon to Mobile Fun, so consider this a sneak preview. The cases are made from a high quality faux-leather, giving you that classic look and feel in black or white. The cases protect your screen with a flip cover secured with a magnetic clasp, obviating the need for a screen protector. A classy addition to the Nokia Lumia 520.
4. DiCAPac Universal Waterproof Case
These universal cases are waterproof, allowing full use of your phone while underwater. The cases also provide excellent protection against other common hazards like rain, dirt, mud, food and drinks. The cases boast the highest grade JIS IPX8 waterproof rating, and will fit smartphones of 4.8-inches or less so you can use it for plenty of different smartphones on the market, including the Lumia 520. Available in blue, green and pink.
3. FlexiShield Case
The FlexiShield is one of our most popular cases offering considerable protection in a slim, inexpensive package. The case is available in a fair few colours too – black, white, purple, clear and red – so you’re sure to find a colour that fits your style. The case is made from a gel material, giving it a good mixture of flexibility and long-lasting protection.
2. Official Nokia Replacement Shell
This replacement shell snaps over the back of the Lumia 520, adding protection and changing the colour of your device. There are three options available – yellow, white and red. Each is an official Nokia product, so you’re getting the same perfect fit and branding that you’d find on your original rear cover.
1. Trident Aegis Protective Case
Our winner today is this protective case from Trident, the Aegis. The case offers dual-layer protection that works against a range of hazards, from drops to knocks and scratches. The corners will dissipate the force of impacts away from the Lumia 520 inside, lettting it survive for much longer without taking damage. The case looks good too, with bold colourways of green, red and blue.
Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to see our full range of Lumia 520 cases too!
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
LG have announced a range of Bluetooth Wireless Headsets, the LG Tone HBS series. The series includes four headsets, each with distinct features: the HBS700, 730, 750 and 800. Let’s take a closer look at these stylish headsets, which fit around your neck and include noise-cancelling in-ear headphones that magnetically attach to the band when they’re not in your ears.
The LG Tone (HBS700) comes first. This is the most basic model, with a few added features but the same strong design. This includes noise and echo cancellation to ensure excellent sound quality while you’re on the phone. The HBS700 are good for a strong 10 hours of talk time, ensuring that you’re able to get through the day on a single charge. You’ll also benefit from a mighty 360 hours of standby time, so won’t see much reduction in battery power from day to day when the headset remains unused. There’s also a power slide switch which allows you to control music playback; a novel solution for playing and pausing music, flicking through your favourite tunes and adjusting the volume.
Next we have the LG Tone Plus (HBS730), which comes in a similar design but offers a few added features on top. The 730s include enhanced audio and bass response thanks to the inclusion of larger drivers than the HBS700. You’ll also find a larger battery, which provides up to 15 hours of music playback or 10 hours of talk time. Standby time is also improved, at 500 hours. Finally, we’ve got some more advanced Bluetooth technology on-board, including enhanced multipoint (connecting to multiple devices simultaneously) and text-to-speech control on compatible devices. The HBS730 also steps up to an AptX Bluetooth connection for music streaming, which provides considerably better audio quality than standard Bluetooth.
The LG Tone Pro (HSB750) are the next step up, offering a slightly different design to the HBS730 but no particularly substantive changes to the winning formula.
Finally we have the premium LG Tone Ultra (HBS800), which provides another big increase to sound quality with JBL signature sound. These headphones also provide the same advanced Bluetooth functionality as well, including the advanced multipoint, text to speech and AptX support for CD-quality Bluetooth audio streaming.
Whichever you choose, the LG Tone series offers a convenient form factor, high-quality Bluetooth music streaming, impressive battery life and excellent noise cancellation. For more information or to place your pre-order, visit the product pages linked below:
Friday, June 20th, 2014
Here’s something pretty cool. You know that big, dumb speaker system in your house? It sounds great, but you gotta hook it up with a stupid cable, and it’s probably only plugged into your CD player anyway. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make it smarter. You can give it Bluetooth, give it the power to easily stream music from your phone. Or your friend’s phone. At least until they put on that one song you hate, and then you can go back to your music. It’s all possible with the Moto Stream Bluetooth Stereo Adapter. And it’s coming soon to Mobile Fun. Take a look.
The Moto Stream is a tiny icosahedron (a polyhedron with 20 triangular faces… you remember that from maths, right?), weighing just 100 grams. Five of its faces light up in different colours thanks to glowing LEDs, giving you feedback when devices are connected. It’s a cute contemporary design that’ll definitely add a bit of magic to your living room.
So here’s how it works. You’ll run a 3.5mm audio cable to your speaker system. You’ll plug in the power. You’ll tap your phone onto the speaker, and it’ll use NFC to automatically pair over Bluetooth. That’s it – you’re done. Play some music, and the Moto Stream will pipe it over to your faithful (but stupid) speaker system.
Of course, you want to be nice right? Of course. So your flatmates, or family, or friends can play their music too. Just follow the same formula – tap their phone on the Moto Stream to set up a Bluetooth connection – and then they can choose their music too. Up to five devices can be connected at once, and through ‘Heist Mode’, anyone connected can adjust the volume, skip to the next song, or just put on something from their device instead.
If you or your friends aren’t cool enough to have NFC on their phones (e.g. an iPhone), then you can still pair manually over Bluetooth… but it won’t be quite as futuristic. Sorry, Apple. Either way though, you’ll enjoy Bluetooth 3.0 range of up to 300 metres, so you can nip to the kitchen and keep the tunes pumping in the living room.
The Moto Stream is a clever little thing, and it will be available soon at Mobile Fun. For more information written in a much more serious style, please visit our product page.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to let us know what you think of the Moto Stream in the comments below, or on Twitter @mobilefun. Have a good one!